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French Countryside Garden Retreat Celebrating Wedding Artistry

This stunning collaboration with Moose Studio and Dela Planning is proof you can create the romance and culture of a French Countryside Garden Retreat no matter where you might be! In this case, they brought campagne style to Southern California, in the lush surroundings of The Nursery by Southwinds! They brought together garden flowers, a sweet palette of dusty blue and sunny yellow, and a real couple head over heels in love to celebrate French art, culture, and all things wedding!

French Countryside Garden Inspired Invitation Flatlay

The calligraphy invitations hand lettered by The Letter J Creates picked up the notes of dusty blue that would wind throughout the shoot. Peonies and Petals made sure every moment was adorned with flowers, creating this lovely garden flatlay from roses, love-in-a-mist, peonies, dahlias, and astilbe.

Crystal Bella Belle Wedding Shoes

Lovely sparkling touches from the bride’s crystal vine Bella Belle Shoes to the diamond halo engagement ring added glamorous touches to the organic garden elements.

His and Hers Calligraphy Vow Books
Ruffled Chiffon Wedding Dress with Long Lace Sleeves

Dela Planning wanted to add elements of French style and organic romance to the bride’s look. The gorgeous gown by Janay Marie Designs combine a long sleeve top in French-style Guipure lace with a flowing skirt. The pick-ups in the chiffon skirt added volume to the classic A-line silhouette while the soft fabric moved beautifully!

Blooming Garden Path Bride
Black Three Piece Suit for a French Countryside Garden Retreat Groom
French Countryside Garden Wedding Ceremony Arch

Floral designer Peonies and Petals wanted to bring French garden style made iconic by estates like Monet’s Giverny to the grounds of The Nursery by Southwinds. The lush greenery arch with blush and clay roses suited the venue as though it had been grown in the gardens!

French Countryside Garden Wedding Ceremony Arch with Blush Flowers
French Countryside Garden Wedding Ceremony
Romantic Long Lace Sleeve Wedding Dress
Live Harp Music for a French Countryside Garden Wedding Ceremony

Weddings are a celebration of love and artistry all on their own, and this talented team wanted to take it a step further in a nod to the incredible heritage of artists that is intrinsically tied to France. LA Harp Music provided the perfect ambiance to this garden retreat, and John Garcia Urban Art live painted the bride and groom to create an incredible wedding day keepsake!

Live Event Painter for a Garden Wedding Celebrating Artistry
Romantic Flower Path Wedding Photos

This beautiful pair celebrated their wedding anniversary by standing in as bride and groom, reliving the amazing moment when they became husband and wife! Moose Studio took full advantage of the beautiful surroundings to capture portraits in the blooming floral path under spreading olive trees.

French Countryside Garden Wedding Photos
Flower Garden Wedding Reception under String Lights

From the Design Team –

After watching Monty Don’s French Countryside Garden special on Netflix, we knew that we had to incorporate his love for roses and wild fruit into our arrangements. Peonies and Petals added touches of unripened blueberries which set the tone for the tablescape. It was centered around a long draping chiffon runner, brass candlesticks with pale blue candles and deep blue goblets to accent the plates. The beautiful tabletop design boasted romantic settings and the utmost perfection, with hues of blue, and whites taking center stage. Decadent lemon tarts and desserts by Whisk and Apron blended seamlessly into the color palette. Luxurious white gauze napkins were knotted and tied for each plate, leaving room to let the french blue dishes shine.

Moose Studio and Dela Planning
Garden Romance Flower Nursery Wedding
French Countryside Inspired Wedding Reception with Country Flowers
Blue, Peach, and Yellow Wedding Decor with Touches of French Style

The gorgeous reception was as inviting as could be, with sweet garden flower arrangements lining the rustic farm table. Vintage blue willow china added a patterned touch to the soft colors of the decor.

Cobalt Blue Glassware and Yellow Lemon Tarts
Fresh Lemon Tarts on Vintage French China
Blue, Peach, and Yellow Wedding Decor with Touches of French Style
Elegant French Countryside Tablescape with Garden Flowers
French Countryside Inspired Wedding Reception with Country Flowers
Vintage Gold Bar Cart with Cut Crystal Decor
Lavender and Gold Wildflower Wedding Cake

Drinks and dessert awaited in the garden, with a glamorous vintage lounge and stunning cake display. The Sweet Apron embraced the garden theme with a wildflower inspired cake in lavender and gold.

Elegant French Campagne Lounge Decor

WEDDING VENDORS –

Photography: Moose Studio | Wedding Venue: The Nursery by Southwinds | Event Planning: Dela Planning | Floral: Peonies and Petals | Wedding Cake: The Sweet Apron | Desserts: Whisk and Apron | Wedding Dress: Janay Marie Designs | Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux | Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Headpiece: Green Alaska Decor | Hair Styling and Makeup: Jenny Bouton | Event Rentals: Touched By Time Vintage Rentals | Event Rentals: Cherished Rentals | Live Painter: John Garcia Urban Art | Music: LA Harp Music | Stationery: The Letter J Creates | Vow Books: Paperplum | Ribbon: Hey It’s Oh So Pretty | Model: Brittany Black | Model: Paul Black | Submitted via: Matchology

French Countryside Garden Retreat Celebrating Wedding Artistry

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